BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa Sparks Controversy with Comments on Azaan in Mangaluru
As he was speaking, the call to prayer, or Azaan, began playing in the background, prompting Eshwarappa to criticize the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes.
Mangaluru: BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa, who represents the Shivamogga constituency in the Karnataka assembly, recently made controversial remarks during a speech in Mangaluru. As he was speaking, the call to prayer, or Azaan, began playing in the background, prompting Eshwarappa to criticize the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes.
“This (Azaan) is a headache for me,” Eshwarappa said. “Does Allah hear prayers only if one screams on a microphone? Is Allah deaf? This issue must be resolved soon.”
Eshwarappa’s comments have been widely criticized, with many accusing him of religious insensitivity and intolerance. The use of loudspeakers for the call to prayer is a common practice in many Muslim countries and communities, and is seen as a way of ensuring that the call is heard by as many people as possible.
However, some non-Muslims, like Eshwarappa, have expressed discomfort with the use of loudspeakers, arguing that it disrupts their peace and quiet. This has led to debates and even legal challenges in some places, with some courts ruling in favor of restricting the use of loudspeakers during certain hours of the day.
While Eshwarappa’s comments have sparked controversy, they are not entirely surprising given the increasingly polarized political climate in India. The BJP, which is currently in power at the national level, has been accused of promoting Hindu nationalism and marginalizing religious minorities, including Muslims.
The party’s supporters argue that they are simply promoting national unity and cultural pride, but critics say that their policies and rhetoric are discriminatory and divisive. Eshwarappa’s remarks may be seen as another example of this trend, and could further fuel tensions between different religious communities in the country.
In any case, it is important to remember that freedom of religion is a fundamental right in India, and that all citizens have the right to practice their faith in a way that is meaningful to them. While there may be legitimate concerns about noise pollution and public disturbance, these issues should be addressed in a way that respects the rights and dignity of all individuals, regardless of their religion or background.
As for Eshwarappa, it remains to be seen whether he will face any consequences for his remarks. Some have called for him to apologize or resign, while others have defended his right to express his opinions. Whatever the outcome, this incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges of promoting religious harmony and tolerance in a diverse and complex society like India.
Banjara Community Blocks Roads and Burns Tires in Outrage
Anti-reservation protests of Banjara community took place in different parts of the state on Tuesday. The anger of the Banjara community erupted in several Tandas of Kunchenahalli and Bagalkote in Shimoga taluk.
Shivamogga: Banjara community anti-reservation protests were held in different parts of the state on Tuesday. The anger of the Banjara community erupted in several Tandas of Kunchenahalli and Bagalkote in Shivamogga taluk.
The protestors of Banjara community blocked the road and set tires on fire in Shivamogga’s Kunchenahalli. Although the government has clarified that the Justice Sadashiva Report Commission has not been fully implemented, the anger of the Banjara community has not subsided.
The protestors who blocked the road in Kunchenahalli set fire to tires and shouted slogans against the government. Vehicular traffic on the highway was completely disrupted due to the protest by blocking the road on the Shivamogga-Shikaripur state highway and setting tires on fire in the middle of the road. Hundreds of vehicles lined up on both sides of the road. After the police visited the place and talked to the protestors and persuaded them, the villagers stopped the protest.
Protest across Bagalkote district:
The Banjara community protested at various places across Bagalkote district and expressed their anger against the reduction of internal reservation quota.
Vigorous protests were held in Sunaga Tanda of Balagi taluk, Muchakhandi Tanda of Bagalkota taluk, Aminagada Tanda of Hunagunda taluk, Kamtagi Tanda, Achanur Tanda, Neelanagar Tanda, Lavaleshwar Tanda, Jadramanakunte, Shiraguppi Tanda and other places. Protesters shouted slogans of defiance as they pulled down BJP flags that were tied on houses and electricity poles.
Hassan: Protest against Quran recitation; Lathi charge on Hindu activists
Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad workers were protesting against the recitation of Quran in Belur of Hassan district when there was a scuffle between the two communities and to control the situation…
Hassan: When Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad workers were protesting against Quran recitation in Belur of Hassan district, there was a scuffle between the two communities and the police resorted to baton charge to control the situation.
Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Vidhu Parishad workers staged a protest in the city demanding the cancellation of Quran recitation during Belur Channakesava Rathotsava. They protested by blocking the road. At this time, a young man from the Muslim community who came on a bike shouted the slogan of Quran Zindabad.
Infuriated by this, the Bajrang Dal activists took the young man to task. An argument took place between the protestors and the youth. Bajrang Dal activists chased the youth. The police resorted to lathi charge to control the situation. Also, the youth has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. However, there is a tense atmosphere in the place.
Hindu activists staged a protest and submitted a petition to the Tehsildar demanding that Quran should not be recited in the Hindu religious fair. The authorities have demanded that an order be issued by April 3 in this regard.
Last year, amid opposition from Hindu activists, recitation of the Quran was held at the Channakeshava fair. However, Hindu activists claim that recitation of the Quran before Hindu gods was forcibly added in 1932.
Rahul Gandhi visits state on April 5 to incite against BJP, speech again from same place
The Congress is planning a massive event on April 5 to avenge the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from the venue of his speech in Karnataka, sources said on Tuesday.
Bengaluru:The Congress is planning a massive event on April 5 to avenge the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from the venue of his speech in Karnataka, sources said on Tuesday. The party is reportedly planning to give Rahul Gandhi a speech from the same venue where he made the speech that led to his disqualification from the Lok Sabha seat in 2019.
Rahul Gandhi was convicted in a defamation case for his speech on Modi’s surname during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He had asked for votes for Congress candidate former Union Minister K.H. Muniyappa during a public rally at the Corporation Grounds of KGF. During his speech, Rahul Gandhi had referred to Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi, saying, “all have the same surname and all are thieves. All these thieves have looted the country.”
The Congress believes that Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification was unjustified and wants to use the upcoming event to avenge it. Sources have confirmed that the party wants to organize the event at the same venue and use it to its advantage.
The event is expected to be a massive show of strength for the Congress in Karnataka, and the party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its success. According to sources, Congress leaders from across the country will attend the event, and arrangements are being made to accommodate a large number of people.
The Congress is hoping that the event will help them regain some of the lost ground in Karnataka, where the party has been struggling to maintain its position in recent years. The state has been a stronghold of the BJP, which has been in power since 2008.
The Congress is also hoping to send a strong message to the BJP and the Modi government through the event. The party has been critical of the Modi government’s policies and has been at the forefront of the opposition’s campaign against the BJP.
The upcoming event is a crucial one for the Congress, and the party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its success. The Congress hopes that the event will help them regain some of the lost ground in Karnataka and send a strong message to the BJP and the Modi government.
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